Press Release — August 23, 2022
WARREN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
200 SKYLINE VISTA DRIVE · FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA 22630
Mark A. Butler, Sheriff
Front Royal, VA – Early Morning on August 23, 2022, the A.S. Rhodes Elementary School and Diversified Minds was placed on soft lockdown while the Warren County Sheriff’s Office tracked an individual who had fled on foot and was wanted out of a neighboring jurisdiction. The white male, wearing blue shorts and white tank top was last seen running in proximity to A.S. Rhodes near Kesler Road. Out of an abundance of caution for student and staff safety, A.S. Rhodes Elementary was placed on a lockdown due to the proximity and nature of the incident.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office secured a perimeter to enable Master Deputy Matthew Griffith and his canine partner Gator to successfully track and locate the wanted individual. Warren County Sheriff’s Office was able to detain subject without further incident, and the subject was transported to RSW Regional jail where a warrant for malicious wounding was issued and served on the 44-year-old man.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all cooperating authorities. Sheriff Mark Butler applauds the school staff, as well as the School Board for its dedication and cooperation.
Any information pertaining to the involving the alleged suspect should be referred to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office at 540 662‑6168.
Approved for released on August 23, 2022, by Sheriff Mark Butler
UNCLASSIFIED | FOR PUBLIC RELEASE